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NRA goes up with its own "closing argument"
politico.com ^ | October 27, 2008 | Jonathan Martin

Posted on 10/28/2008 10:48:12 AM PDT by neverdem

The NRA is going up in 10 battleground states with an featuring a tough-talking Chuck Norris touting the Second Amendment and warning against those unnamed politicians who have not supported gun rights.

"He’s an American badass," said Chris Cox, the NRA's chief lobbyist, of Norris.

Cox wouldn't say how much they were spending on the ad, but that it would be on broadcast and cable, cycled into a seven-figure buy they have up now.

They'll air the spot in Colorado, Nevada, Missouri, North Carolina, Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

The NRA has spent millions going after Barack Obama but even though the Norris ad is airing in some of the most hotly-contested presidential states this ad doesn't single out the Democratic nominee.

"This ad is showing that this issue is important in races all over country from state legislature all the way up to the presidential," said Cox, explaining the broad theme.

The spot is pure Norris camp, reminiscent of his popular primary ad for Mike Huckabee.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: Colorado; US: Florida; US: Minnesota; US: Missouri; US: Nevada; US: North Carolina; US: Ohio; US: Pennsylvania; US: Virginia; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: ads; banglist; chucknorris; co2008; fl2008; gunvote; mn2008; mo2008; nc2008; nra; nv2008; oh2008; pa2008; va2008; wi2008
Go see the video at the link.
1 posted on 10/28/2008 10:48:13 AM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem

That’s it??

Why aren’t they “naming names” and listing Zero’s voting record?


2 posted on 10/28/2008 10:51:39 AM PDT by Salamander (http://theuniversalseduction.com/articles/?c=Obama)
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To: neverdem

Great!


3 posted on 10/28/2008 10:52:25 AM PDT by Maelstorm (This country was not founded with the battle cry "Give me liberty or give me a government check!")
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To: neverdem

Cheese.


4 posted on 10/28/2008 10:53:25 AM PDT by WakeUpAndVote (Proud member of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy!)
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To: Salamander

Not to worry. Anyone who is smart enough to find their polling place knows which politician Chuck is talking about. This combined with other ads which name names, will be very effective.


5 posted on 10/28/2008 10:54:14 AM PDT by scottinoc
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To: neverdem

Guns wear Chuck Norris for protection.


6 posted on 10/28/2008 10:54:53 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: Salamander

I believe they have to stay issue-oriented and are NOT allowed to campaign for or against specific candidates.


7 posted on 10/28/2008 10:55:40 AM PDT by muffaletaman
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To: scottinoc

Zero has taught me not to underestimate the abject stupidity of the people.

Hope you’re right.

Wish I’d seen the other ads but where I live, everybody watches TV with a rifle on their lap so I reckon they didn’t bother running any.


8 posted on 10/28/2008 10:57:24 AM PDT by Salamander (http://theuniversalseduction.com/articles/?c=Obama)
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To: muffaletaman

Ah.
I see.


9 posted on 10/28/2008 10:57:53 AM PDT by Salamander (http://theuniversalseduction.com/articles/?c=Obama)
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To: neverdem

dumb ad IMO... hopefully they don’t waste too much money on this one... the ad with the kids at home and Obama voting record is much more effective


10 posted on 10/28/2008 10:57:59 AM PDT by conservative_guyz
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To: Salamander
That’s it??

Why aren’t they “naming names” and listing Zero’s voting record?

To call this ad underwhelming would be an overstatement.

11 posted on 10/28/2008 10:58:24 AM PDT by AHerald ("Be faithful to God ... do not bother about the ridicule of the foolish." - St. Pio of Pietrelcina)
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To: neverdem

Have already seen it once this morning. Oh how I wih they would’ve named names.


12 posted on 10/28/2008 10:58:27 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: neverdem

Guns. I got em. I know how to use them. My father taught me to shoot. My uncle Sam taught me to use many different types, how to defend and how to go on the offense with various weapons. Note to Dimocrats: you want them, you will have to come TAKE them. Per my president Heston: FROM MY COLD DEAD HAND!


13 posted on 10/28/2008 11:00:02 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (I am a true red, white and blue CONSERVATIVE! I HATE LIBERALS and Dimocrats!!!)
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To: AHerald

Brilliant use of the English language....:)


14 posted on 10/28/2008 11:03:18 AM PDT by Salamander (http://theuniversalseduction.com/articles/?c=Obama)
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To: neverdem

Not a good ad... Does not even name Obama.


15 posted on 10/28/2008 11:06:49 AM PDT by nhwingut (,)
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To: neverdem

I watched the ad and it is a waste. Why create a general ad when you have opponents willing to lie outright about their positions?


16 posted on 10/28/2008 11:09:03 AM PDT by Maelstorm (This country was not founded with the battle cry "Give me liberty or give me a government check!")
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To: neverdem
Check out the blog comments on the vid. Some REAL NASTY mouths from the opposers of freedom. They're flaming.

I do believe they are getting downright scaaaaaarrrrred!

They certainly have learned well to spew the vitriol of the man they support who says residents of small-town America "cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them."
17 posted on 10/28/2008 11:22:59 AM PDT by wubjo (nO Terrorists; nO Tyranny; nObama)
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To: neverdem

Meanwhile the NRA has endorsed the democrat congressman in my district even though the Republican challenger has a strong anti gun control stance.


18 posted on 10/28/2008 11:27:17 AM PDT by saganite (Obama (Senator Government) is a political STD)
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To: Maelstorm

I agree, what a waste of time and money. It’s like SNL satire.


19 posted on 10/28/2008 11:31:08 AM PDT by odin2008 (EVIL TRUMPHS WHEN GOOD MEN DO NOTHING)
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To: neverdem

Just FYI:

Midwest outdoorsman Tony Dean, describing himself as a lifelong Republican, is endorsing Obama in local radio ads in Iowa, South Dakota, and Minnesota claiming Hussein will protect guns for hunting and personal protection.

There’s got to be more to it for Dean to be lying so openly.


20 posted on 10/28/2008 11:32:21 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: jjotto

Isn’t he dead?


21 posted on 10/28/2008 11:38:05 AM PDT by germanicus
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To: neverdem
My nephew who works at a postal processing facility mentioned the other day that the NRA must be pouring a ton of money into this race. He said that the volume of NRA flyers that have been going out in the last couple days has eclipsed the print material from BOTH campaigns put together. Very effective material to, in his opinion, hits obama big time on his past support for a 500% tax on guns and ammo and asks gun owners if they are ready to pay $5000 for a new rifle or $500 for a box of bullets.
22 posted on 10/28/2008 11:39:59 AM PDT by apillar
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To: Salamander
** That’s it?? Why aren’t they “naming names” and listing Zero’s voting record? **

They CAN'T. Thanks to McCain / Feingold.
"Naming names" is illegal 60 days before an election. The same for Zero's voting record -- can't do it now.

23 posted on 10/28/2008 11:54:26 AM PDT by Condor51 (The only difference between Bill Ayers and Timothy McVeigh is the body count!)
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To: Condor51

Bingo!

It is a worthless attempt at this point...

Bottom line is you had already better know the voting record of a politician before an election...


24 posted on 10/28/2008 12:12:11 PM PDT by stevie_d_64
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To: Salamander

If you read any of their monthly publicatins you would find THEY (NRA) DO NAME NAMES and they give records and past and present stance of local, state and federal politicos and alphabet tyrannies.

I just randomly grabbed the March 08 “American Rifleman” off my shelf scanning it just now there are at least 6 articles that contain info about the commie bag fastards that want to grab our guns including the dishonorable Feinstein, hitlary, Bureau of Land Mgmnt (BLM) ...ad I haven’t even scratched the surface .... Articles on what the NRA/IlA is doing and who they are targeting runs cover to cover of each pub.

And that is just a cursory scan of a random magazine 7 months old. As the elction draws near each succesive mag is filled with who we are up against and speak to facts .. voting records.

All one has to do is READ their publications ..the “American Rifleman” is sent to ALL NRA members. Join and become enlightened. Quickly!

It is and eye opener. The DO practice what they preach.

From a life member.


25 posted on 10/28/2008 12:22:40 PM PDT by HiramQuick (work harder ... welfare recipients depend on you!)
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To: saganite

Same here(GA).

Screw the NRA...


26 posted on 10/28/2008 12:30:52 PM PDT by snuffy smiff (the most pathetic thing about libs is not that they lie-but that they lie unto themselves)
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To: Maelstorm
Why create a general ad when you have opponents willing to lie outright about their positions?

Maybe NRA playing it 'safe' as they have had nObama campaign threatened to file suit against their ads AND threatened broadcasters if they played the anti-nObama ads... see nObama's anti-free speech attempt:

Obama Pressures Stations to Drop NRA Spot
http://www.cnsnews.com/public/content/article.aspx?RsrcID=36590

"“When a candidate threatens a broadcaster with government sanction over the content of an ad, it is very worrisome to the First Amendment and the guarantee of free political debate,” said Sean Parnell, president of the Center for Competitive Campaigns, an organization that focuses on money in politics."
27 posted on 10/28/2008 2:21:02 PM PDT by wubjo (nO Terrorists; nO Tyranny; nObama)
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To: HiramQuick

Dad’s a lifetime member so I’ll bum his off of him.

I’m not too crazy about being on any mailing list which the “wrong people” could use to identify my “leanings” and get my address, if you know what I mean.

Anonymous donations work just as well.


28 posted on 10/28/2008 4:58:30 PM PDT by Salamander (http://theuniversalseduction.com/articles/?c=Obama)
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To: saganite; snuffy smiff
Meanwhile the NRA has endorsed the democrat congressman in my district even though the Republican challenger has a strong anti gun control stance.

They are an issue organization, not a party organization. If the incumbent has the same rating as the challenger, the NRA goes with the incumbent. It's too bad the prior incumbent was a RINO. That's how I rate self defense. As a former grunt and taxi driver from NYC, I can't disagree.

29 posted on 10/29/2008 1:54:44 AM PDT by neverdem (I'm praying for a Divine Intervention.)
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To: Salamander
but where I live, everybody watches TV with a rifle on their lap...

If I did that, there'd be a lot of dead TVs at my house.

30 posted on 10/29/2008 2:00:10 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly.)
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To: Salamander
If you ever filled out a 4473, you're on the list. Might as well sign in so King George can read it without his spectacles.
31 posted on 10/29/2008 2:04:51 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly.)
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To: neverdem
I saw it yesterday here in South Florida. AWESOME!
32 posted on 10/29/2008 5:54:15 AM PDT by ExSoldier (Democracy is 2 wolves and a lamb voting on dinner. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.)
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To: saganite
Is the Dem the incumbent? Maybe he has a strong progun record to run on? After all it really is DEEDS not Words. The challenger can spout progun all he wants but talk is cheap and easy. This just proves the NRA isn't partisan. It's doing the job properly.
33 posted on 10/29/2008 5:59:04 AM PDT by ExSoldier (Democracy is 2 wolves and a lamb voting on dinner. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.)
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To: ExSoldier

The incumbent is a first term Dem and one of the recipients of Nancy Pelosi’s permission to deviate from the party line on guns to ensure re election. He’ll be re elected and thus much less likely to face real competition next time so I expect he will change his stance to better suit his party’s stance. I also think Nancy will not release her congressmen to vote other than the party line next time the gun issue comes up. I think it’s short sighted of the NRA to endorse any member of the Dem party in the expectation they will truly defend gun rights. I’m an NRA member by the way.


34 posted on 10/29/2008 6:04:51 AM PDT by saganite (Obama (Senator Government) is a political STD)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Nope.

Never done that either.


35 posted on 10/29/2008 6:28:45 AM PDT by Salamander (http://theuniversalseduction.com/articles/?c=Obama)
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To: Smokin' Joe

It was just a figure of speech.

[I once considered one of those foam bricks to throw at it, though]...:)


36 posted on 10/29/2008 6:30:47 AM PDT by Salamander (http://theuniversalseduction.com/articles/?c=Obama)
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To: Salamander
I once considered one of those foam bricks to throw at it, though

I thought about that, but the grandbabies have picked up enough of my bad habits already, and might throw something heavier. I have far too many rocks around... (it's okay, I'm a professional (8^D))

37 posted on 10/29/2008 8:33:16 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly.)
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To: Salamander
Why aren’t they “naming names” and listing Zero’s voting record??

IANAL but I believe that the problem is McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform. Irony in that.

John McCain got the money out of the campaign. Except for the foreign and fraudulent donations that power Obama. And the millions from George Soros, whose fortune began with an unusual grubstake, the gold teeth of exterminated Jews when Soros and his dad worked for Nazis in the "final solution."

How's that working out, getting the money out of politics?

Fact is, as long as the government arrogates to itself a third or more of GDP (under Obama, more than half, but certainly of a much smaller GDP), money will be in politics. A bribe campaign contribution pays off 100 to 1 if your politician is the earmarking kind. You can't get that kind of return in honest markets. So the money will be in politics, and much of it will be dishonest money. QED.

d.o.l.

Criminal Number 18F

38 posted on 10/30/2008 9:30:11 AM PDT by Criminal Number 18F (Humor me, I'm one of those scary combat vets)
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